HelmetCheck.org is a website developed by the Motorcycle Industry Council’s (MIC) Helmet Task Force. HelmetCheck.org enables riders to verify that a helmet they own, or are considering for purchase, complies with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s safety standard (FMVSS 218). This new website allows consumers to find information on DOT-compliant helmets from any helmet manufacturer voluntarily participating in the database. It is also a repository of helmet-related information, research and public service announcements for the benefit of consumers, policy-makers and law enforcement.
Located in Irvine, Calif., the Motorcycle Industry Council is a not-for-profit national trade association representing manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles and scooters, parts and accessories for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles, as well as members of allied trades. The MIC’s Helmet Task Force was formed to address the need for public awareness and understanding of motorcycle helmet issues including identification of DOT compliant helmets, the advantages of helmet use, and evaluation of helmet-related liability issues.
Are you aware that regulations for motorcyclists vary from state to state?
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